Jobless Claims Up by 8,000; Help-Wanted Index Was Unchanged in Sep.
Help-Wanted Advertising Index:
The Conference Board Help-Wanted Advertising Index — a key measure of job offerings in major newspapers across America — was unchanged in September. The Index currently stands at 30. It was 37 one year ago.
In the last three months, help-wanted advertising declined in all nine U.S. regions. Steepest declines occurred in the West South Central (-17.5%), South Atlantic (-14.6%), and West North Central (-13.7%) regions.
Online Job Ads
New online job ads dropped 5% in September to 2,459,191, according to The Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series. There were 1.62 online job ads per 100 persons in the U.S. labor force, compared with 1.71 in August 2006 and 1.55 in July.